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General News

See this? Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye

LONDON (AP) — Doctors intending to perform cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman in Britain found something rather unexpected: 17 contact lenses mashed together in her right eye. More...

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. More...

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. More...

Sports

SVC’s Kromka recognized by NABC for academic achievement

St. Vincent College men’s basketball standout Tom Kromka was named to The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2016-17 Honors Court.  More...

Huge St. Anthony rally forces deciding third game in Teener championship

As the top seed of the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League playoffs, St. Anthony surely envisioned playing for a league title. But it couldn’t have expected a championship series contest like Tuesday’s Game 2. More...

Registration begins for Crosby’s “Little Penguins” program

Registration begins today for Sidney Crosby’s unique Little Penguins “Learn to Play Hockey” program.  Up to 1,000 local youngsters aged 4-8 will receive free head-to-toe hockey equipment and learn the basics of the game at one More...

Lifestyles

Rochester graduate

Elizabeth Jackson of Greensburg graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS (bachelor of science degree) in mechanical engineering, the Rochester, New York, campus reported Tuesday.  Some 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students More...

Wedding Announcement

Lauren Benedict, Mark Davis wed

Lauren Benedict of Latrobe (Unity Township) and Mark Davis of Blairsville (Burrell Township) pledged vows of marriage Saturday, April 22, 2017, in The United Presbyterian Church, Blairsville.  More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA: Wednesday evenings free   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

License plate stolen from motorcycle in Derry Twp.  State police at Greensburg report between midnight and 4 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man kills raccoon with hammer after it bites him on head

ARNOLD, Pa. More...

Public plans display set for Bergman Road Bridge project in Derry Twp.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of the proposed improvements to Bergman Road (State Route 1012) near the intersection of Route 217 in Derry Township.  The More...

World News

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. More...

Trump making last-ditch effort after health bill collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says it’s probably time to “just let Obamacare fail” after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. More...

GOP panel presses ahead on budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. More...

Health

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.  More...

Surprising numbers of kids at risk for toxic stress damage

Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood. More...

Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it’s a prostate tumor.  Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the U.S. are. More...

Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the “Game of Thrones” ratings. More...

Ed Sheeran back on Twitter after brief disappearance

(AP) — Ed Sheeran’s disappearance from Twitter appears to be short-lived.  The singer’s account is back online hours after it suddenly vanished.  All of Sheeran’s tweets since April 2015 have been removed, and the si More...

Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

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